Word on the street is that Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi has injured his shoulder and will be forced to pull out of his semifinals scrap against Rameau Thierry Sokodjou in Dream’s Super Hulk Tournament on October 6th.
MMAWeekly.com was the first to break the news regarding Mousasi. The site is reporting that Dream brass are frantically searching the globe for a suitable replacement to fight on their highly anticipated Dream.11 show, a card which also features the promotion’s Featherweight Grand Prix Finals.
It is believed that Mousasi injured his shoulder during his exhibition grappling match against Fedor Emelianenko at M-1 Global’s “Breakthrough” event last month.
Great call, Vadim Finkelchtein…
He was last seen slapping Renato “Babalu” Sobral silly en route to jacking his 205-pound strap at “Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg” a few weeks back.
It was the 24-year-old’s second major title in as many weight classes as he steamrolled through Dream’s Middleweight Grand Prix, ultimately capturing the trophy in September of 2008. He vacated the belt shortly after in order to fight at light heavyweight.